Mother loses wrongful birth suit over daughter with cystic fibrosis

By Nancy Flanders Kerrie Evans, a woman who was suing for millions of dollars in damages over the successful birth of her daughter, has lost her case. The 12 person jury ruled that nurse Peggy Scanson and OBGYN Dr. William Peters did not violate the standard of care with Evans, The Bozeman Daily Chronicle has …

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Mother sues for $14.5 million for “wrongful birth” of daughter born with Cystic Fibrosis

By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday a Montana mother delivered her opening statement in a civil trial where she is suing her health care providers for $14.5 million in damages because she says they did not diagnose her daughter’s cystic fibrosis. Kerrie Evans says she would have aborted had she known that about her daughter, now …

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Outpouring of encouraging persuades Chilean teen to reconsider request for euthanasia

By Dave Andrusko Valentina Maureira, a Chilean teenager with cystic fibrosis, is reconsidering her request for “assistance” to die after her You Tube video prompted a wave of encouragement and uplifting support for the 14-year-old. Maureira told the Chilean newspaper, El Mercurio, “There are people that made ​​me change the way of thinking.” Her dad, …

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Woman with cystic fibrosis inspires parents to choose life

  By Nancy Flanders Cystic fibrosis (CF) has been in the news a lot lately, mostly because of a little girl named Sarah and her mom Janet and how they changed the transplant rules for children. Also because of new drug therapies that are paving the way to giving people with CF a normal life …

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Mother creates comic to discuss the possibility of aborting her daughter if she has cystic fibrosis

  By Nancy Flanders My daughter was six days old when we found out she has cystic fibrosis. The pulmonologist sent specific instructions asking us to stay away from Google until our first appointment which was two days away. He said most of the information we would find on CF would be completely outdated. I …

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All (I thought) I wanted was a healthy baby

  By Nancy Flanders It’s something most every pregnant woman or father-to-be says, “I don’t care if it’s a boy or a girl, as long as it’s healthy.” Or, “All I want is a healthy baby.” It seems so natural, so caring, so perfectly the right thing to say. After all, no one wants their …

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